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  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has created a four-part, web-based oral chemotherapy animated video series to help educate patients and their families about the benefits and risks of oral chemotherapy.

Tags: chemotherapy, PatientEducation, PatientSafety, PatientSupport, PatientVideos

  • The Leapfrog Group has named Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to its annual list of Top Hospitals for the first time.

Tags: Honors, PatientSafety

  • The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), has awarded Dana-Farber Cancer Institute a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet its highest standards for quality cancer care.

Tags: PatientSafety

  • The National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission will recognize Saul N. Weingart, MD, PhD, as a 2012 recipient of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award.

Tags: Honors, PatientSafety

  • Sylvia Bartel, RPh, MHP, vice president of Pharmacy Services at Dana-Farber, talks about medication safety following news of a recent meningitis outbreak at a Massachusetts-based compounding center. Bartel explains Dana-Farber is one of only a handful of hospitals in the Boston area that compounds or creates medication tailored specifically for individual patients.

Tags: PatientEducation, PatientSafety, PatientSupport

  • Treatment with three "targeted" cancer drugs has been linked to a slightly elevated chance of fatal side effects, according to a new analysis led by scientists at Dana-Farber. These risks remain low, but they should be factored in when developing patients’ treatment plans.

Tags: chemotherapy, PatientEducation, PatientSafety, TargetedTherapy

  • The sophisticated clinical facility was designed with extensive involvement from patients, and is expected to speed the availability of new therapies in a comfortable, safe environment.

Tags: PatientSafety, YawkeyCenter

  • The award "reinforces Dana-Farber's commitment to providing the highest quality care to our patients and families," says Dana-Farber President and CEO Edward J. Benz Jr., MD.

Tags: PatientSafety

  • A new study suggests most clinicians find computer-based drug interaction alerts more of an annoyance than a valuable tool, and suggests improvements to enhance patient safety.

Tags: PatientSafety

  • Despite the widespread use of prescribing safeguards for infusion chemotherapy, few of those measures have been implemented with oral chemotherapy, according to a study led by researchers at Dana-Farber.

Tags: PatientSafety

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